Toned Thighs…In 15 Minutes!

( — Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. But if you’re looking to trim some weight off of your thighs, you must know that walking only really targets the front of your legs.

But for an all-around leg workout that will firm your inner and outer thighs and your butt, try this multi-direction routine for the treadmill. Begin slow speed to 2 mph or lower before changing directions; increase as you become comfortable.

0:00     Warm-up: Walk at a moderate pace (about 3.0-3.5 mph).

5:00     Shuffle: Turn to left and walk sideways, like you’re shuffling, hands on hips (about 2.0-2.5 mph).

7:00     Walk briskly (normal form, about 3.5-4.0 mph)

9:00     Shuffle, facing right side.

11:00     Walk briskly.

13:00     Shuffle, facing left side.

15:00     Walk briskly.

17:00     Shuffle, facing right side.

19:00     Walk briskly.

21:00     Walk backward (reduce speed as much as necessary and slowly increase it as you acclimate).

23:00     Walk briskly.

25:00     Cool-down: Walk at a moderate pace (about 3.0-3.5 mph).

30:00     You’re finished! Great job!


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